What to Expect During an AC Inspection

AC InstallationYou know that having an inspection of your air conditioning system is a good idea. Not only can doing so help you avoid costly malfunctions during those times when you really need your AC to work, but such an inspection can also help improve the unit’s efficiency, reduce your utility bills and improve the quality of your home’s indoor air.

1. Thermostat Check

First, the technician will check the condition of your thermostat and set it on cooling. This will allow him to check the condition of the system as it is running.

2. Filter Check

Checking the filters ensures that there is a free exchange of air within all components of the AC system.

3. Inspect Outside Condenser

DIrt, debris, and foliage around the condenser can affect your air conditioning system works. Not only can such items block the free flow of air, but they can also reduce the lifespan of your equipment.

4. Outside Unit Inspection

The technician will perform a thorough disassembly of the outside unit while also checking its various components for wear and questionable condition. Expect the technician to check the connections, wiring, relays, contractors, capacitors and more that are contained within the unit and to replace any if needed. The electrical connections, evaporator coil and wiring on the outside of the unit will be checked as well.

5. Other Components Check

Other components that are checked can depend on the type of AC system you have but could include items such as the blower wheel, compressor, heat strips, fan motor and more. The refrigerant pressure is measured and checked to be sure it matches the metering device used.

6. Detailed Report

A final step helps put you, the homeowner, in the loop as far as the health and condition of your AC system. The technician will fill out a detailed report noting which components were checked, any parts that were replaced and the reasons why. In addition, you’ll probably find some recommendations regarding replacement or suggestions for an inspection in the future to ensure that your unit continues to operate properly.

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At Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been serving the Lake Sinclair, Lake Oconee and surrounding areas just like they are our own family since 1999. Contact us today to improve your indoor comfort or to make sure your AC is working its most efficiently!